Afar is located in the eastern part of Ethiopia. The Region has borders with Eritrea in the northeast, Tigray Region in the northwest, Oromia Region in the southwest, Somali Region in the south, and Djibouti to the east. The Afar Region is divided into five administrative Zones and 30 Woredas. This Region is predominantly occupied by the Afar ethnic group (92%) who mostly engage in agro-pastoralist activities. In the Afar culture, clans are important social and political units.